No, the scholarships are only open to children of employees that have been employed at least 1 year with AriensCo.
Grandchildren are eligible only if they are under the grandparent’s care legally and eligible to be claimed as a dependent on that employees’ federal tax return.
Students attending high school in Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown or Chilton are eligible to apply for a scholarship regardless of whether they are related to an employee.
No, the scholarships are not dependent on a student’s chosen major or course of study, except for the Steve (Mando) and Christine Ariens Engineering Scholarship.
The Ariens Family Foundation scholarships are available to students planning to attend a four-year college or university, two-year college, vocational-technical school as well as those who are going through a certification or apprenticeship program for the entire academic year. Certification or apprenticeship programs must be sponsored by accredited educational institutions.
In part, the scholarships may be funded through the Ariens Company. The Ariens Company has from time to time contributed funds to this worthy program, including by its donation to the Foundation.
No, at this time we are only taking applications from high school seniors.
Although the Ariens Foundation will not be able to fund all of the scholarship requests it receives, the Foundation board will do its best to fund the greatest number of requests based on the allocated funds for the program in a given year. The exact number of scholarship may vary each year depending on a number of factors, including the Foundations financial conditions, number of applicants, and types of requests (college vs. vocational-technical). Scholarships will be awarded in $2,000 (college) and $2,000 (vocational, technical, certification, apprenticeship) increments. The number of scholarships available to the children of employees may also be limited by IRS rules.
The Steve (Mando) and Christine Ariens Engineering Scholarship is a scholarship for $20,000 over a four year period, separate from the above scholarship program
All approved applicants will receive a letter mailed to their home address.
Recipients will be selected based on the criteria outlined in the application, which includes two letters of reference, a student essay, high school transcripts, and as considered applicable by the committee, financial need.
No, the scholarship will not be taken away from the recipient even if the parent’s employment with AriensCo terminates (for any reason).
For purposes of scholarship eligibility, a dependent child is defined as someone who is under the parents’ care, and eligible to be claimed as a dependent on that employee's federal tax return.
High school students should apply for the scholarship during their senior year. The applications deadline is April 8th.
The following persons are not eligible for the scholarships: members of the Ariens family, relatives of substantial contributors to the foundation, and relatives of members of the independent scholarship selection committee. If the Foundation determines that an award to a particular person would be illegal or result in tax penalties on the Foundation, the Foundation may refuse to make such award.
Recipients will be selected by an independent committee that is appointed by the board of the Ariens Family Foundation. The committee members will not be associated directly with the board or with the AriensCo.
The Foundation provides a scholarship program that is open to children of all employees of AriensCo, regardless of where they attend school. The Foundation also accepts scholarship applications from students attending schools in Brillion, Hilbert, Reedsville, Valders, Wrightstown and Chilton, Wisconsin as they have traditionally been included in the Foundation's scholarship program.